Excerpt from the report Summary: Pecans are an important source of income to growers throughout the Southern tier of States from North Carolina to New Mexico. The total crop of pecans consists of nuts from "both seedling and improved pecan trees. The size of the crop varies widely from year to year. Quality also varies among production areas in any given year and from year to year. Total production of pecans has trended upward and improved varieties are an increasing share of the total crop. This report presents production and marketing data obtained from pecan growers in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, and South Carolina. Data were obtained from 576 pecan growers who owned 370,000 pecan trees, or 13 percent of the trees listed in the 1959 Census of Agriculture for the 6 States.